August 30th, 2010
06:03 PM ET

Fix YOUR School!

Starting Tuesday, you're going to see highlights of a conversation I recently had with 11 of Georgia's brightest high school students.  The project is called "Fix Our Schools," and while it airs on CNN and CNN Student News this week, we're looking for your ideas on how you'd fix your school.

What one change would make the most difference in your education?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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August 26th, 2010
02:21 PM ET

Paying Parents?

As a former teacher, I know the value of parents who are involved in their child's education. Now, as a parent, I'm finding out just how tough it can be to get involved when you have a full life. In Friday's show, we spotlight a Delaware school district's plan to bring parents into the building – parents who come to open house or a conference get money for their child's college savings. Many experts agree that when parents are involved, students do better in class. But some people say you shouldn’t have to pay parents to do what they are supposed to do anyway. Now we want to hear from you – what do you think of paying parents to get involved?

John Martin, Writer

Filed under: News Coverage
August 24th, 2010
04:21 PM ET

What Makes a School Good?

What makes a school good?
We're reporting this Wednesday on the most expensive American school ever built:  a $578 million K-12 complex in Los Angeles, California.  It's not only big; it's luxurious.  And it got us thinking about what makes a school good:  Is it having state-of-the-art facilities, or is it in the students, teachers, or something else?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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August 16th, 2010
06:43 PM ET

Islamic Center/Mosque near Ground Zero?

Islamic center/mosque near Ground Zero:
Earlier this month, developers were given the green light to build an Islamic center, including a mosque, a couple blocks from the New York site of the 9/11 attacks.  The opinions you hear on Tuesday's edition of CNN Student News are strong - and we want to hear yours.  After telling us whether you support or oppose the plan, click the "Comment" button below to tell us why.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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August 11th, 2010
06:14 PM ET

Sleeping In on School Days?

What would be YOUR ideal start time for an 8-hour school day?
Here's one of the things I'm looking at as the new school year gets going:  a study about what time the morning bell rings - and how that affects YOU.  Students at a school in Rhode Island said they got more sleep and felt better when their school's start time was shifted 30 minutes later - so school started at 8:30 a.m. instead of 8:00.

Now the study left a lot of questions unanswered, but we'd love to hear your opinion:  Would you get more sleep if school started 30 minutes later?  How about an hour later?  And what would be your IDEAL start time for an 8-hour school day?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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